DLA Piper appoints ​Michael Hornstein as a partner in its corporate and finance practice

Michael Hornstein has joined DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice as a partner in the Washington DC office.

Hornstein focuses his practice on federal regulatory and transactional energy issues, with an emphasis on the electricity and renewable energy sectors. He provides counsel on energy-related enforcement and compliance issues that arise before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state utility commissions and other federal and state regulatory agencies. He also advises clients on corporate transactions and governance matters.

He joins DLA Piper from Day Pitney, having also served as general counsel and vice-president at Trans Bay Cable and vice-president of its parent company SteelRiver Transmission Company.

Hornstein began his energy law career with FERC, where he worked alongside DLA Piper’s Lee Alexander and served as legal adviser to two FERC chairmen, providing policy and legal guidance on all issues affecting the electric utility industry.

He is a member of the Energy Bar Association, where he was chairman of the Power Generation and Marketing Committee in 2006. He earned a JD from St John’s University School of Law and a BA from the State University of New York at Albany.